Pinkerton Academy has set its tuition rate for sending towns for 2014-15. The new tuition rate will be $10,796.96 per student, a $504 increase over 2013-14’s $10,292.49. The semi-private school serves Auburn, Chester, Derry and Hampstead.
Pinkerton Academy is ramping up the way it teaches math, with an eye to helping each student have the math skills they need to survive in the modern world, whether it’s balancing a checkbook or traveling to another planet.
The Derry School Board held a first reading on one policy, approved two policies in a second reading, and sent a fourth back to the conference table for tweaking. Superintendent Laura Nelson presented the policies at the board’s Tuesday, Nov. 26 meeting. The first reading was on Policy JLCCB, student allergies, with an addendum on […]
Five members of a Derry family on their way to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport to travel to San Diego, Calif., for Thanksgiving went instead to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after the SUV in which they were traveling was involved in a collision with a dump truck near The Yard restaurant on Rockingham Road (Route […]
The Abbott Court parcel of town-owned land is environmentally ready for potential developers, Public Works Director Mike Fowler told the Town Council. The property, currently home to a municipal parking lot, formerly housed an oil company and its tanks, Fowler said at the Tuesday, Nov. 19 Town Council meeting. “There were above-ground storage tanks dating […]
The Derry Town Council will have a list of ideas to work on when it holds a joint meeting with the Planning Board on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Council members discussed their concerns at the Nov. 19 meeting, and Chairman Michael Fairbanks read a list of concerns from Planning Board Chairman David Granese. Granese and the […]
The Highway Safety Committee will delay a recommendation on lowering the speed limit on Hunter Drive until it has more data. Deborah Covino, whose children attend East Derry Memorial School, appeared before the committee at its Nov. 21 meeting to request lowering the speed limit, currently 35 miles per hour. “The street is adjacent to […]
The Derry School Board held a first reading of three policies at its Nov. 12 meeting. Superintendent Laura Nelson explained the policies, which will be voted on at the next School Board meeting. Other input came from members Dan McKenna and Neal Ochs, members of the Policy Committee. Nelson said all the updated policies have […]
The Town Council will try to involve citizens in the sale of town property at an earlier stage, after complaints from residents at the Nov. 19 Council meeting. Councilors held a second public hearing on the sale of the former Pinkerton Tavern site at 13 Manchester Road. The site is 1.38 acres, Parcel ID 08-274, […]
For the third year, Pinkerton Academy’s graduation will be held at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester rather than on campus. Headmaster Mary Anderson and the Board of Trustees had considered bringing the commencement back home to the Derry campus in honor of the school’s bicentennial in 2014. But, she wrote in a letter to […]